Articles Tagged with ''EPA''

Oct. 7, 2011: Market Share for Energy Star Qualified New Homes Reaches 25 Percent

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that 25 percent of all single-family homes built nationally in 2010 earned EPA’s Energy Star, up from 21 percent in 2009.


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Peter’s Point of View: New Wave of Specifications

By Peter Powell
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An oft-repeated comment from me in recent years is that while the air conditioning side of the HVACR industry has been dealing with 13 SEER and R-410A as its basic components, we over on the refrigeration side deal with a wide range of efficiency standards.


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Aug. 29, 2011: Manufacturers Ask EPA to Close Loophole Allowing Dry R-22 Units

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Five major HVAC manufacturers have sent a letter to the EPA requesting a rulemaking to close the loophole that is allowing the continued sale of R-22 a/c units.


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EPA, DOE Recognize Energy Star Products

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The EPA and DOE announced recognition of products seen as the most energy-efficient in their categories among those that have earned the Energy Star label.


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Letters From Our Readers: Aug. 15, 2011

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I take issue with Carrier Corp. requesting the EPA to prohibit manufacturing of dry R-22 condensing units.


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Man Sentenced for Smuggling Refrigerant

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U.S. District Court Judge Adalberto Jordan sentenced Brendan Clery, 34, to 18 months in prison and ordered him to pay a $10,000 criminal fine and forfeit illegal proceeds in the amount of $935,240.
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Auditing Answers

By Peter Powell
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In the July 11 issue of The NEWS there was a Newsline story about the Environmental Protection Agency apparently conducting audits of contractors and wholesalers regarding their refrigerant record keeping.


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EPA Revises Energy Star Specs for Furnaces

By Kimberly Schwartz
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Energy Star, the consumer information program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), recently released new eligibility requirements for furnaces. On June 13, EPA released Version 3.0 and Version 4.0 of Energy Star requirements for furnaces.
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More Refrigeration, Environment Efforts

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The continuing expansion of a retailer into products needing refrigerators and freezers, and growing desires by supermarkets to demonstrate environmental correctness are among the latest trends in retail refrigeration.
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Carrier Asks EPA to Stop Dry R-22 Units

By Mike Murphy
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Carrier Corp. recently filed a petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), formalizing a request to reclassify a residential condensing unit as a subsystem of a system to extend the manufacturing prohibition to dry R-22 condensing units. The petition urges EPA to reconsider its current position and to issue a new rulemaking.
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